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System Properties Comparison Elasticsearch vs. EsgynDB vs. Microsoft Azure Synapse Analytics vs. Sphinx

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NameElasticsearch  Xexclude from comparisonEsgynDB  Xexclude from comparisonMicrosoft Azure Synapse Analytics infopreviously named Azure SQL Data Warehouse  Xexclude from comparisonSphinx  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionA distributed, RESTful modern search and analytics engine based on Apache Lucene infoElasticsearch lets you perform and combine many types of searches such as structured, unstructured, geo, and metricEnterprise-class SQL-on-Hadoop solution, powered by Apache TrafodionElastic, large scale data warehouse service leveraging the broad eco-system of SQL ServerOpen source search engine for searching in data from different sources, e.g. relational databases
Primary database modelSearch engineRelational DBMSRelational DBMSSearch engine
Secondary database modelsDocument store
Spatial DBMS
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
Trend Chart
Score157.69
Rank#8  Overall
#1  Search engines
Score0.21
Rank#288  Overall
#134  Relational DBMS
Score20.66
Rank#36  Overall
#22  Relational DBMS
Score6.72
Rank#63  Overall
#7  Search engines
Websitewww.elastic.co/­elasticsearchwww.esgyn.cnazure.microsoft.com/­services/­synapse-analyticssphinxsearch.com
Technical documentationwww.elastic.co/­guide/­en/­elasticsearch/­reference/­current/­index.htmldocs.microsoft.com/­azure/­synapse-analyticssphinxsearch.com/­docs
DeveloperElasticEsgynMicrosoftSphinx Technologies Inc.
Initial release2010201520162001
Current release7.8.0, June 20203.4.1, July 2021
License infoCommercial or Open SourceOpen Source infoElastic LicensecommercialcommercialOpen Source infoGPL version 2, commercial licence available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud servicenonoyesno
DBaaS offerings (sponsored links) infoDatabase as a Service

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Implementation languageJavaC++, JavaC++C++
Server operating systemsAll OS with a Java VMLinuxhostedFreeBSD
Linux
NetBSD
OS X
Solaris
Windows
Data schemeschema-free infoFlexible type definitions. Once a type is defined, it is persistentyesyesyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.nonono
Secondary indexesyes infoAll search fields are automatically indexedyesyesyes infofull-text index on all search fields
SQL infoSupport of SQLSQL-like query languageyesyesSQL-like query language (SphinxQL)
APIs and other access methodsJava API
RESTful HTTP/JSON API
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
ADO.NET
JDBC
ODBC
Proprietary protocol
Supported programming languages.Net
Groovy
Community Contributed Clients
Java
JavaScript
Perl
PHP
Python
Ruby
All languages supporting JDBC/ODBC/ADO.NetC#
Java
PHP
C++ infounofficial client library
Java
Perl infounofficial client library
PHP
Python
Ruby infounofficial client library
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresyesJava Stored ProceduresTransact SQLno
Triggersyes infoby using the 'percolation' featurenonono
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingShardingSharding, horizontal partitioningSharding infoPartitioning is done manually, search queries against distributed index is supported
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyesMulti-source replication between multi datacentersyesnone
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsES-Hadoop Connectoryesnono
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoSynchronous doc based replication. Get by ID may show delays up to 1 sec. Configurable write consistency: one, quorum, allImmediate ConsistencyImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynoyesno infodocs.microsoft.com/­en-us/­azure/­synapse-analytics/­sql-data-warehouse/­sql-data-warehouse-table-constraintsno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datanoACIDACIDno
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes infoThe original contents of fields are not stored in the Sphinx index.
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.Memcached and Redis integrationno
User concepts infoAccess controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardyesno

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